prom 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas  

Prom Queen
25.6k votes 4.3k voters 2.6M views 42 items Embed

The best prom theme ideas incorporate classic elegance with whimsical fun, making for a memorable evening for everyone. Prom themes can be tricky: You've got to please a whole class of students, and not everyone will agree. Prom committee meetings can involve heated discussions about whether Under the Sea will make for prettier decorating than Enchanted Garden. This list includes some of the most popular prom theme ideas. See yours on the list? Vote it up -- unless you hate it. Then, of course, vote it down. Way down. Down under the enchanted sea, where your heart goes on and on. You get the idea. If you have a great prom theme idea that isn't listed, definitely add it. Prom committees everywhere will thank you.

A great prom theme is all about the atmosphere. The right theme for prom makes decorating a breeze. Some prom themes will involve more elaborate decorations, and they'll certainly be more costly. Transforming a school gym into a full-out casino, complete with games and tables and slot machines can cost a pretty penny. If your prom budget is big, then go big, by all means! But if you're on a budget, sticking to something fairly simple is always best. A Black and White prom theme, for example, is classic and elegant, but decorating won't break the bank.

Each year, newer, contemporary prom themes emerge. Usually, these are prom themes based on movies, television shows and/or certainly songs. Empire State of Mind, for example, is a great way to combine an incredibly popular song with a New York City theme for prom. Dancing With the Stars is also popular -- and really, you just need a nice ballroom and (of course) a ginormous mirror ball hanging from the ceiling. Movie-wise, a prom theme like My Heart Will Go On give a nod to Titanic -- a film that manages equal parts romance and utter disaster...much like, well, prom! Other movie prom themes include Alice in Wonderland, The Time of Our Lives (think 'Dirty Dancing') and An Affair to Remember.

Hopefully this list of prom theme ideas will inspire you. Prom really is one of the highlights of high school, and the big dance's theme is one you'll remember for a lifetime. Another huge prom deal? The dresses! If you're looking for great ideas, check out these lists for the best prom dress designers, mermaid prom dresses vintage prom dresses and 2012 prom couture looks.
list ordered by

1
718 598
Black and White Ball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Black and White Ball

16 American Institutions Infiltrated By the Illuminati The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

2
523 545
Masquerade Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Masquerade Ball

3
436 497
Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Midnight in Paris

4
471 557
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

5
370 440
Enchanted Garden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Enchanted Garden

6
344 449
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Once Upon a Time

7
365 485
As Time Goes By is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
As Time Goes By

8
331 466
Evening in Venice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Evening in Venice

9
243 352
Broadway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Broadway

10
308 468
Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Casino Royale

11
301 460
Fire and Ice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Fire and Ice

12
276 426
Hollywood Nights is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Hollywood Nights

13
293 460
Empire State of Mind is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Empire State of Mind

14
246 384
Starry Night is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Starry Night

15
235 428
Enchantment Under the Sea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Enchantment Under the Sea

Professional Wrestlers Who Died Young The 51 Greatest Viral Yearbook Photos In Internet History

16
229 433
Roaring 20s is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Roaring 20s

17
159 307
Ice Castle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Ice Castle

18
205 403
The Time of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
The Time of Our Lives

19
176 354
One Enchanted Evening is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
One Enchanted Evening

20
191 387
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Alice in Wonderland

21
173 366
At the Hop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
At the Hop

22
134 284
A Night at the Oscars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
A Night at the Oscars

23
96 204
Eternal Elegance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
JesimielJakeGarcia added Eternal Elegance

24
151 326
Wish Upon a Star is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Wish Upon a Star

25
159 349
Music of the Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Music of the Night

26
161 354
Arabian Nights is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Arabian Nights

27
155 342
Ranker Video
My Heart Will Go On

28
126 288
Teenage Dream is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Teenage Dream

29
124 288
Hawaiian Luau is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Hawaiian Luau

The Top 10 Untrue Medical Myths The Best Things About Fall

30
108 263
Caribbean Dreams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Caribbean Dreams

31
78 195
A Whole New World is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
MadameLil added A Whole New World

32
124 312
Moulin Rouge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Moulin Rouge

33
82 226
Dancing With the Stars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Dancing With the Stars

34
98 278
Medieval Knights is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Medieval Knights

35
120 336
Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Rock and Roll

36
58 179
Unforgettable is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
MadameLil added Unforgettable

37
85 249
Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
MadameLil added Viva Las Vegas

38
73 219
All That Jazz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
All That Jazz

39
58 187
Twilight Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
MadameLil added Twilight Time

40
84 257
Mardi Gras is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Mardi Gras

41
88 280
Shanghai Nights is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Shanghai Nights

42
61 232
A Night in the Old West is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
A Night in the Old West